Occipital nerve stimulation for migraine: Update from recent multicenter trials

Todd J. Schwedt, A. Laine Green, David W. Dodick

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Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) continues to be investigated for the treatment of refractory chronic migraine. Results from case series and from prospective, sham-controlled clinical trials remain inconclusive regarding the efficacy of ONS for migraine treatment. Safety and implantation techniques require improvements since rates of lead migration, infection, and persistent stimulator-related pain continue to be high. Existing data justify further ONS trials with carefully chosen primary outcome(s), adequate statistical power, and improved surgical techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Neurological Surgery
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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